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MONROE — Union County has opened a four-week public comment period on the draft report of the comprehensive plan. The plan, called Union County 2050, will provide guidance to County leadership and staff on addressing growth, public health, safety, environment, infrastructure, and economic de…

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Union County — There have been 7,622 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Nov. 27) at 12 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have te…

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Union County -- There have been 7,472 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Nov.25) at 12 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have…

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UNION COUNTY — County Commissioners Jerry Simpson and Richard Helms, Sr. along with County Manager Mark Watson, recognized seven Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from high schools across the county on Nov 16 at the Union County Government plaza in downtown Monroe.

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Union County — There have been 7,387 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (Nov.24) at 12 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have te…

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MONROE — Union County is the fourth most charitable county out of the 100 in North Carolina according to a study conducted by personal finance resource, SmartAsset.

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MONROE — The City of Monroe Construction Division will be installing approximately 200 linear feet of water main along Craig Street between Jackson Street and West Franklin Street, according to a report from the City’s communications department.

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RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper issued additional COVID-19 safety measures on Monday (Nov. 23) to tighten mask requirements and enforcement as cases continue to rise rapidly in North Carolina and across the country. Executive Order No. 180 goes into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and runs throu…

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Union County — There have been 7,319 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Nov.23) at 1 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have test…

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Cody Lee Cummings, 28, of Wadesboro, was arrested and charged with Death by Distribution on Friday (Nov. 20), in relation to the fatal overdose of Chase Douglas Drye, 30, of Marshville, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO). Drye was found dead in the front seat…

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Union County — There have been 7,070 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Nov.20) at 12:30 p.m., according to Union County Government’s COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tested positive and those who have come out…

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Union County -- There have been 7,063 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday (Nov. 19) at 12:15 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who h…

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UNION COUNTY — “I think the whole process of the Christmas Bureau is what keeps the hope alive,” says Gloria Haney, senior volunteer services coordinator for the Union County Division of Social Services.

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RALEIGH — Yohanes Haile of Indian Trail tried his luck on a Jumbo Bucks scratch-off and scored a $750,000 top prize, according to a report from the N.C. Education Lottery.

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MONROE — Three students at Wesley Chapel Elementary have tested positive for COVID-19, and as a result, several students and staff members may have been exposed to the virus, according to a report from the Union County Public Schools (UCPS) communications department.

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Elections will begin a recount of ballots cast in North Carolina’s Supreme Court chief justice contest on Thursday, Nov 19, at 1 p.m., according to a report from Union County Government’s communications department.

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UNION COUNTY — There have been 6,906 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Tuesday (Nov. 17) at 12:45 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who hav…

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UNION COUNTY — U.S. based biotechnology companies Moderna and Pfizer have announced the vaccines they’ve developed have more than a 90% effective rate, according to a USA Today report.

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MONROE — With COVID-19 cases climbing to record highs across the country and the state, and out of an abundance of caution, South Piedmont Community College will be closing to the public, effective Monday, Nov. 16, according to a report from the school.

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MONROE — Six sanitary sewer overflows have occurred within the Union County sanitary sewer system, according to a report from Union County Government on Friday (Nov. 13). The overflows were reportedly not of the magnitude to cause immediate danger to human health or the environment.

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MONROE — “It’s a big shoe to fill,” Amy Vasquez said about becoming the new co-owner of The Derby Restaurant and Bar off of Skyway Drive.

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Union County — There have been 6,671 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Nov. 13) at noon, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have teste…

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N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announced the State of North Carolina will remain in Phase 3 of COVID-19 restrictions, and he reduced the number of people who can gather indoors together from 25 down to 10 during a press conference on Tuesday (Nov. 10).

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UNIONVILLE — The Union County Sheriff’s Office celebrated Veteran’s Day with a salute to local veterans on Wednesday (Nov.11) at Unionville Baptist Church on Baucom Road.

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Union County — There have been 6,576 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Nov.11) at noon, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tes…

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MONROE — The building that was once the Community Shelter of Union County may be demolished and then turned into a public parking lot as well as a location for future development, according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communications department.

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MONROE — Republicans will maintain their majority in both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly, which makes the laws in the state, if the unofficial vote count holds up. The GOP has held the majority in both the State Senate and N.C. House of Representatives since 2010.

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MARSHVILLE — Cannon Davis, a Forest Hills High senior and starting quarterback for the Yellow Jackets’ varsity football team in 2019, is facing multiple criminal charges, including a Class-I felony for possession of a firearm on educational property, according to a report from the Union Coun…

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UNION COUNTY — In a virtual State of Union address, County Manager Mark Watson and Chris Platé, executive director of economic development, provided viewers with a report on the health of the county.

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Union County — There have been 6,424 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Monday (Nov. 9) at 11 a.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have tes…

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Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, according to a consensus of major media outlets. When the state of Pennsylvania was called for the 77-year-old Democrat on Saturday (Nov. 7) around 11:20 a.m., the Decision Teams at CBS, NBC, ABC and nearly every Cable News netwo…

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UNION COUNTY — A 15-year-old male, armed with a bladed weapon, wearing a mask and gloves, robbed Marco’s Pizza on Tuesday night at approximately 9 p.m., according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO). He demanded money from store employees.

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Union County — There have been 6,315 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Friday (Nov.5) at 12:30 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have t…

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If President Donald Trump wins North Carolina’s 15 Electoral College votes in the 2020 Election, he should thank Union County for its support. The voting has been too close to call in N.C., several days after the Election was held on Nov. 3, but Trump leads by more than 70,000 votes with 94%…

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The U.S. Senate seat race between Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham remains too close to call, according to Fox News and other national media outlets, and it could ultimately impact which party controls the Senate for at least the next two years.

Union County -- There have been 6,273 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Thursday (Nov.5) at 11:30a.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have…

Union County — There have been 6,233 cumulative cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the county, as of Wednesday (Nov.4) at 1 p.m., according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) COVID-19 Dashboard. Cumulative cases indicate both those who have te…

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UNION COUNTY — Senator Todd Johnson (R-District 35) was re-elected on Tuesday (Nov. 3), according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. He earned 63.51% of the votes (74,519), compared to his Democratic competitor Jose Santigo, who earned 36.48% (42,807).

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UNION COUNTY — According to the Union County Board of Elections’ Twitter account, all county votes for the 2020 Elections have been counted. In a tweet sent on Wednesday morning (Nov. 4) at 8:30, the Board stated 20,368 county voters cast ballots on Election. The total number of ballots coun…

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North Carolina — In an extremely tight race, Democrat Josh Stein leads by just over 10,000 after all precincts in the state have reported, but he can’t claim victory yet.